BARC is the Baseline Animal Rehabilitation Center. We have partnered with Caring Hearts Animal Clinic on Baseline Road, and we specialize in canine physiotherapy. Our goal for canine physical rehabilitation is to return your pet to normal function as quickly as possible and to facilitate the pet in performing their activities of daily living. Physical rehabilitation will help to restore joints range of movement and strength while decreasing pain.
Canine physical rehabilitation uses adaptive human physical therapy techniques to improve functionality of muscles and joints, reduce pain, and promote a more rapid recovery from surgery and injuries. Physical rehabilitation also aids in recovering from degenerative diseases, age-related diseases, and obesity.
Physical therapy starts with a thorough initial evaluation to determine diagnosis, prognosis, and possible intervention. A customized therapy plan is then developed to address the individual needs of your pet.
Physical rehabilitation is the science of movement; its goal is to maximize the ability of the individual to move around its environment and to be able to perform daily activities. Daily activities for our pets, typically consist of running, playing, walking, grooming, jumping, or even specific jobs for working and sporting dogs. Their daily activities can become quite challenging due injury or surgery, age and even obesity.
Our Canine Physical Rehabilitation program uses a combination and variety of treatments, exercises and modalities to work towards your pet's individual goals. We utilize the most current veterinary rehabilitation therapy equipment and treatments that have been scientifically proven, not only in humans but also in animals such as:
Dogs can receive physical rehabilitation for many conditions. To often, our pets do not receive physical rehabilitation, and this may prevent them from achieving full recovery. Getting your dog back into tip top shape and fully recovered is our main concern.
Some of the diagnoses commonly treated with physical rehabilitation are: